Scottish Ornithologists Club
Scottish Ornithologists Club

Charity registered in Scotland SC009859

On the one hand, a birdwatching club. On the other, a network of volunteers across Scotland, gathering vital information about Scotland’s wild birds.

Current vacancies

Admin Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,393 – £26,874
  • Aberlady, East Lothian (On site)
  • Closing 19th April 2024

The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club (“SOC”), one of Scotland’s leading wildlife bodies and a registered charity, is excited to be seeking to fill a vacancy that has arisen for an Admin Officer, working from the Club’s attractive headquarters on the East Lothian coast.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is highly organised and thrives on a varied work schedule. The successful candidate will play a key role in assisting the Club Manager in the running of the Club. They will become the key initial point of contact for members and others and fundamental to the smooth running of member services.

We are looking for a strong team player to work as part of the SOC’s small, dedicated team of staff. As well as excellent verbal and written communication skills, we are seeking an individual with experience of working with membership databases and who is confident with IT. Events-related administration skills and an interest in ornithology in Scotland are desirable.

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Club Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £37,000
  • Aberlady, East Lothian (Hybrid)
  • Closing 19th April 2024

The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, one of Scotland’s leading wildlife bodies and a registered charity, is excited to be seeking to fill its newly created post of Club Manager.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is keen to lead and drive strategic direction for the Club and its members. We are looking for a manager who can lead our team of staff and work with our trustees (“Council”) and committees to share and promote members’ passion and commitment to the study and enjoyment of birds in Scotland.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for our eight staff and for our headquarters property at Waterston House, Aberlady, East Lothian. They will support our 15 volunteer-led branches and 3,500 members. They will lead staff involvement with forward and operational planning and development of the Club and ensure the Club meets all legal requirements as a charitable body working to high professional standards.

To deliver all elements of our constitution and our programme of events and activities, the Club Manager will have excellent organisational, team management, communication and project management skills. They will have an understanding of budget planning and management, and be confident with IT.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience relevant to all these functions and competencies.

Best of all, the successful candidate will recognise the tremendous scope offered by the Club to its members to enjoy and learn about birds, to contribute to national monitoring schemes, to deploy and develop their skills and to maintain and develop the SOC’s role in the wider field of ornithology in Scotland. The Club is about both the rewards and benefits of birdwatching and the science and protection of birds.

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